Event EuropeWave 2nd Annual Conference

EuropeWave 2nd Annual Conference

Date(s) - 28/03/2023
10:00 - 20:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Event upon invitation only


The second EuropeWave Annual Conference will be held in person in Brussels on 28 March 2023 and also online for those unable to attend.

10:00 -10:15 Welcome & introduction

Speakers: WES + EVE

10:15 – 10:45 Policy update & political context

Speaker: Matthijs Soede – European Commission

Amongst other responsibilities, Matthijs Soede is the ocean energy lead within the Commission’s Directorate General for Research & Innovation. He will outline what the Comission’s expectations are for wave energy and take questions from the audience.

10:45 – 11:15 Phase 1 learnings & Phase 2 plans

Speakers: AMOG Consulting, Arrecife Energy Systems, CETO Wave Energy Ireland, IDOM Consulting, Mocean Energy

Each developer will reflect on their experiences with Phase 1, with a view to identifying the lessons that could be learnt for all parties. They will also briefly update the audience on their plans and progress for Phase 2.

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 12:30 Phase 1 learnings & Phase 2 plans (continued…)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:30 Floating wind and wave – shared and mutual benefits

Speaker: Tim Hurst – Wave Energy Scotland

The integration of wave and floating offshore wind has the potential to deliver mutual technical and socio-economic benefits. Tim will present WES’s recent exploration of these opportunities through physical and numerical modelling of shared support structures and a socio- and techno-economic study into sharing of infrastructure, services and supply chains.

14:30 – 14: 45 European funding landscape

Speaker: Donagh Cagney – Ocean Energy Europe

The array of available European funding can be overwhelming at times. Donagh Cagney will give a high level overview the most interesting opportunities as well as the key points for those considering applying.

14:45 – 15:00 Future plans – Europewave 2

Speakers: WES + EVE

Europewave will only take wave energy technology to a certain point. A follow-on programme will be needed. With the objective of ensuring a smooth transition to the next programme, Europewave partners have already started to think about what a successor programme could look like.

15:00 – 15:55 Guided discussion: Markets, technical complementarities & future approaches to testing – *online participants won’t be able to join the discussion*

Speaker: ALL

Europewave is about collaboration – both between Europewave participants but also with the wider sector. This structured break out discussion will focus on a few key areas where there is the greatest scope to learn from each other and to collaborate in the future.

15:55 Conclusions

16:00 – 18:00 Networking drinks